July 30, 2010

Review & Giveaway: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall


Gorgeous Valentina doesn't welcome all of the attention she gets.  Her dream is to help others in nursing, not being handed over in an arranged marriage.

She meets the dashing Jen Friis and her heart immediately belongs to him.  Torn between running away to be with Jen and raise their child that she is carrying and her sister.

Hands down, this is one of the best historical romance books ever written.  I was instantly sucked in and even when I reached the back cover, I still couldn't wrap my head around the fact that the book was over.

Penguin Group (USA)
9780425234235
August 3, 2010
432 pages
$15.00 US

Visit Kate's website and blog.





3 of my readers a copy of this book
Open to residents of the US and Canada
The book(s) will be mailed out by the publisher

ENTRIES:

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+5 for tweeting this (can be done up to 3 times a day):

Review & Giveaway: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall: @bridget3420 http://bit.ly/auTXwN #giveaway #contest #win

+5 for sharing every place linking to this giveaway THIS CAN BE DONE ONCE A DAY
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
+3 for adding the It’s My Life button to your sidebar
+3 for adding You Wanna Know What I Think button to your sidebar
+1 if you enter another one of my giveaways (+1 for each)

*Current friends/followers receive the extra points as well - just make sure you remind me in the comments*

**Must leave an email address in comment or must be visible in blogger profile**

Winners will be chosen August 11th and notified via email. The winners will have 48 hours to send me their mailing info or another winner will be chosen.

Official Rules - *No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. *Entry instructions, additional eligibility requirements, prize information listed on individual giveaway posts. By submitting an entry, entrants agree to these rules and agree that they are eligible to enter. The sponsor is responsible for sending the giveaway items.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. If you purchase a book using my Amazon or Barnes and Noble link, I will receive a small portion of the purchase price.





Bookmark and Share

90 comments:

holdenj said...

+1 What a striking cover! It sounds like a great book.
+1 I am a GFC follower of Readaholic
+1 I entered the I hate to cook book giveaway.
+1 I entered the Ravens giveaway.
+1 I entered the Forget You giveaway.
+1 I entered the Book of Peach giveaway.
+1 I entered the April and Oliver giveaway.
+1 I entered And One Last Thing.

Thanks so much!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

DarcyO said...

+1 Looks like a great historical read.
+1 follower
+1 follow on Twitter (darcy1956)
+5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/darcy1956/status/19912648322

+1 entered The Book of Peach

Thanks for the chance.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Cecile said...

+1 Omg gosh, this is not my usual read, but when I saw that cover... it really caught my attention. Then... I read below and it blew me away. I really like the sound of this book!!!
Please count me in!

+1 I follow your blog

alliwantandmorebooks@ gmail.com

Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, I'm a little desperate to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
PoCoKat said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Would love to win.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

PoCoKat said...

I follow your blog on Google.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

Gwendolyn B. said...

+1 Follow Readaholic
+1 Follow It's My Life
+2 Follow Krista's blog You Wanna Know What I Think
+1 Friend on FB
+5 Twitter: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/19914150213

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book!

+1 for following this blog.
+1 for facebook friend.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

mrsshukra said...

Would love to read this novel!

+1 commented
+1 GFC follower
+2 Follow Krista's blog
+1 Follow It's My Life

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Colleen Turner said...

+1. Historical fiction is my all time favorite kind of novel, and I would love to give this book a try!
+1. GFC follower of Readaholic.
+1. GFC follower of It's My Life.
+2. GFC follower of Krista's blog.
+1. Facebook friend.
+1. Entered the April and Oliver giveaway.
+1.Entered Forget You giveaway.
+1. Entered Ravens giveaway.
+1. Entered And One Last Thing giveaway.
+1. Entered Wuthering Heights giveaway.
Thanks!
candc320@gmail.com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 2nd Tweet of the day: https://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/19957984611

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Martha Lawson said...

This sounds great please enter me!!

+1 comment
+1 follow this blog on gfc
+1 follow It's My life on gfc
+2 follow Krista's blog
+1 entered the Wuthering Heights giveaway

6 total entries
mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life.
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

nfmgirl said...

Sounds great! Please enter me for this one. Thank you!


+1 I follow this blog

+1 I follow you on Twitter

+5 Blogged:
http://cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/2010/07/book-giveaways-in-blogworld-07-31-10.html

+1 I follow on Facebook

+1 I have your button:
http:cerebralgirl.blogspot.com/

+5 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/19990479516

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 1st Tweet for Today:
http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20002198130

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 2nd daily tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20012114317

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 3rd Tweet of the day: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20024230821

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/20068747289

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

What a fabulous cover! I'd love to win!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for friending me on Facebook
+2 for following my girl Krista's blog

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

comethespring said...

+1 for commenting, please enter me. I'd so love to read this!

+1, I'm a current follower.

+5 for sharing, http://bit.ly/bkSzcN

+1 for following my other blog It’s My Life- I'm already a follower.

+2 for following my girl Krista's blog- I'm already a follower.

10 Total entries.

Thanks,
comethespring at gmail dot com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 1st Tweet of the Day: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20103560222

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Shannon said...

+1 Thank you for entering me
+1 I entered the April and Oliver giveaway.
+1 I entered And One Last Thing giveaway.

tiredwkids at live dot com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 2nd Tweet of the Day: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20106705305

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 1st Tweet for today: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20137818149

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Jo-Jo said...

+5 I blogged about your contest here.

+1 I also entered the I Hate to Cook Cook Book contest.

joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/20146034993

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

2nd Tweet of the day: Review & Giveaway: The Jewel of St. Petersburg by Kate Furnivall: @bridget3420 http://bit.ly/auTXwN #giveaway #contest #win

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 3rd Tweet of the day: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20186075256

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT co m

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following on twitter
+5 tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/statuses/20189100645
+5 for sharing - http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/2010/08/contest-links-for-82.html and sidebar
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+2 for following Krista's blog
+1 friending on Facebook
+1 entered for Deadly Fear

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I'd love to read this one! thanks!!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following on twitter (in_the_hammock)
+5 for tweeting http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/20192162281


+1 for following It’s My Life.
+2 for following Krista's blog
+1 for friending me on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing my button and placing it on your sidebar - leave link or your this entry does not count.
TOTAL: +13

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

This sounds great!

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Aik said...

+1 I'd love to enter!
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following upi on twitter
+5 for tweeting
http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/20226458921
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+2 for following Krista's blog
+1 for friending you on Facebook here.
+1 for grabbing your button and placing it on your sidebar
http://aik-friendsnfamily.blogspot.com/
+3 for adding the It’s My Life button to my sidebar
+3 for adding You Wanna Know What I Think button to my sidebar

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 1st Tweet of the day: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20245132145

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Sarita said...

Count me in!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following on twitter
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+1 for friending on Facebook
+1 for button @ obsessionwithreading.blogspot.com
+2 for following Krista's blog
+1 entered Moon Goddess Journal
+1 entered The Book of Peach
+1 entered The Breaking of Eggs
+1 entered Deadly Fear
+1 entered Follow Me
+1 entered Wurthering Heights

ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaye said...

I'd love to win this one as I have already read The Russian Concubine and the Girl from Junchow by KF. They are fantastic!!

I'm a GFC follower

florida982002[at]yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

+1 I love historical romanaces and this one is set in Russia!
+1 I follow this blog
+1 We are friends on FB
+1 I follow It's My Life
+2 I follow Krista's blog
Entered these contests:
+1 Forget You
+1 The Disappearing Spoon
+1 The Ravens
+1 The Breaking of Eggs
+1 Follow Me
+1 Deadly Fear
+1 Masked
+1 Bees and Mist
+1 The Book of the Peach
+1 And One Last Thing
+1 Moon Goddess Journal

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Katrina said...

I have been wanting to read this book ever since I read about it...please count me in!

Rachel said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/20390462875

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

nfmgirl said...

+1 I also entered And One Last Thing

+1 I also entered Follow Me


nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Colleen Turner said...

+5. Sent a friend request to your sister on Facebook.
Thanks,
candc320@gmail.com

Darcie K. said...

One of the best ever? Count me in. Looking forward to reading this!

+1 for commenting
+1 for following this blog
+1 for following me on twitter
+1 for following It’s My Life.
+1 for friending me on Facebook
+2 for following Krista's blog

Thanks for the chance!
dmkayes@gmail.com

M. said...

this author has caught my eye a few times but for some reason i never actually read one of her titles yet.

I'm a follower, going to go find you on twitter now

mayamissani AT yahoo DOT ca

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20508440118

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 Following Lady Revolver on Twitter as ASeaOfBooks

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Esme said...

daily tweet
cococroissants
The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Esme said...

Please enter me


+1 What a striking cover! It sounds like a great book.
+1 I am a GFC follower of Readaholic

+1 I entered the Book of Peach giveaway.

I follow your other blog

I follow your girl Krista's blog

I follow on twitter

I tweeted
cococroissants
The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.
+1 I follow this blog
+1 I follow Its My Life
+2 I follow Krista's blog
+1 Entered Forget You giveaway.
+1 Entered Ravens giveaway
+1 Entered Book of Peach giveaway
+1 Entered One Last Thing giveaway
lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Esme said...

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

plus 5 and

plus 1 for entering The Pearls of The Stone Man

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Esme said...

plus 1 I entered the Wet Nurses Tale

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

I am a follower. I love historical fiction.

Sarah E said...

+1 Please enter me in this giveaway!

+1 for following this blog

+1 for following you on twitter (@saemmerson)

+5 tweeted: http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20582059938

+1 for following your other blog It’s My Life.

+1 Facebook friend (Sarah Emmerson)

+2 for following Krista's blog

+1 I also entered the Of Bees and Mist giveaway.

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 tweet #2 of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20588505042

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 3rd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20592813536

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 1st tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20620683177

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 2nd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20640377624

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/20645771481

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Sarah E said...

+5 3rd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20647423721

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Gwendolyn B. said...

+5 Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/20649027988

Esme said...

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Busy Working Mama said...

+1 commenting
+1 GFC follower
+1 @busyworkingmama follows on twitter

malinda said...

I follow your blog..
I follow you on twitter
malinda1971
I left a comment
I did at least one other give away you have.

malmort01 at optonline net

Esme said...

cococroissants

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html giveawaycococroissants

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Sarah E said...

+5 1st tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20697626968

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Irene said...

I read Kate Furnivall's last three books, and I would love to read this one.

+ I am a Google/email follower

Thanks!

cyeates AT nycap DOT rr DOT com

Sarah E said...

+5 2nd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20725038562

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Esme said...

cococroissants

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html book giveaway

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance!
+1 - GFC follower of Readaholic
+1 - GFC follower of It’s My Life
+2 - GFC follower of Krista's blog
+1 - FB friend
+5 - GFC follower of Mama Knows

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered the "Wuthering Heights" giveaway

megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered the "Deadly Fear" giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered the Moon Goddess Journal giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+5 - FB friend request sent to Nicole
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered "The Pearls of the Stone Man" giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered "The Wet Nurse's Tale" giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered the "Wicked Intentions" giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - Entered the "Mercury in Retrograde" giveaway
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

Sarah E said...

+5 1st tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20785886871

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 2nd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20807060890

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

nfmgirl said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/nfmgirl/status/20808402667

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Sarah E said...

+5 3rd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20831237264

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Esme said...

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html book giveaway

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Esme said...

plus 5

cococroissants

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html #book giveaway

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Suzy said...

+1 Wow, this sounds like a fabulous book! My boyfriend's mom is actually named Valentina. My boyfriend's family is all Russian and sometimes I like to imagine I'm a Russian princess. LOL. =] I'd definitely read this, it's interesting! Very beautiful looking too.

Sarah E said...

+5 1st tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20877921194

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Esme said...

cococroissants

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html #book

chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

Sarah E said...

+5 2nd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20889278012

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Sarah E said...

+5 3rd tweet of the day:

http://twitter.com/saemmerson/status/20902347702

familyhistree at yahoo dot com

Sarah E

Esme said...

The Jewel of St. Petersburg giveawayhttp://bridget3420.blogspot.com/2010/07/review-giveaway-jewel-of-st-petersburg.html #book giveaway

tweet 2 of the day

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo . com

Esme said...

I entered Simply from Scratch

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com